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North Carolina Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

North Carolina Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

North Carolina Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

The North Carolina Museum of Art opened in 1956 as the first significant museum collection in America to be formed by state legislation and funding.

Today, it encompasses a collection that spans more than 5,000 years of artistic work from antiquity to the present.

The Museum features over 40 galleries as well as the nation’s largest museum park with 164-acres (0.66 km2). 

The museum’s collection includes European paintings, Egyptian art, sculpture and vase painting from ancient Greece and Rome, American art, and international contemporary art.

The collection also includes African, ancient American, pre-Columbian, Oceanic Art, and Jewish ceremonial objects.

The Museum Park features over a dozen works of art and two miles (3 km) of trails. The museum’s amphitheater is a monumental work of art designed by architects and landscape artists.

North Carolina Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

The Cliff, Étretat, Sunset by Claude Monet, 1883

Highlights of the North Carolina Museum of Art

  • African Art – historical material from the 19th and 20th centuries, including important items from the Benin Kingdom
  • American Art – paintings and sculptures from the late colonial period to the advent of modern art in the early 20th century
  • Ancient American Art – features art from three distinct areas: Mesoamerica, Central America, and the Andes
  • Egyptian Art – artifacts from the Predynastic (Nagada I, 4000–3500 BCE) to the Roman (30 BCE – 642 CE) periods
  • European Art – European paintings and sculptures, including more than 30 bronzes by Auguste Rodin
  • British, Spanish, and French Art – including works by Anthony van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, Boudin, Millet, Pissarro, and Monet
  • Italian Art – includes altarpieces and devotional works from the 16th through 18th centuries, paintings, and 17th-century baroque art
  • Northern European Art – Northern Renaissance paintings and sculptures, and a collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings
  • Modern Art to 1960 – including German modern artists, American modernists, Cubist and surrealist pieces as well as other Modern masters
  • Judaic Art – celebrates the spiritual life and ceremonies of the Jewish people through ritual objects including Torah scrolls
  • Contemporary Art – with cultural and regional representations including a comprehensive survey of North Carolina artists, plus contemporary photography

North Carolina Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

Weaning the Calf by Winslow Homer, 1875

North Carolina Museum of Art

  • Museum:          North Carolina Museum of Art
  • City:                  Raleigh
  • State:                North Carolina
  • Country:           United States
  • Established:     1947
  • Type:                Art Museum
  • Location:          2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC, United States

North Carolina Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

Capriccio The Rialto Bridge and the Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore by Canaletto, 1750

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North Carolina Museum of Art – 360 Virtual Tours

North Carolina Museum of Art – 360 Virtual Tours

North Carolina Museum of Art- 360 Virtual Tours

North Carolina Museum of Art – 360 Virtual Tours

North Carolina Museum of Art

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North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

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“Art is not a handicraft; it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”
– Leo Tolstoy

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Photo Credit: Alexisrael / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Claude Monet / Public domain; Winslow Homer / Public domain; Canaletto / Public domain

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